Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

What Is RoHS?

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), also commonly referred to as the “lead-free” directive, restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. Adopted in February 2003 by the European Union, the RoHS directive takes effect on July 1, 2006. While the RoHS directive is not a law, it is a serious attempt to control the amount of toxic waste that finds its way into our environment.

RoHS restricts the use of the following six substances:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium VI (also known as hexavalent chromium)
  • PBB
  • PBDE

Our Commitment to RoHS

Corvalent is committed to conforming to the exact details of the official RoHS standard, while delivering the highest-quality service and support to guide you in your transition. Corvalent certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the products designated to be RoHS compliant conform to the requirements of the European Union Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, 2002/95/EC, as indicated below.

Banned Substances & RoHS Proposed Maximum Limit (PPM) by Weight in Homogeneous Materials:

  • Cadmium (Cd) – 100
  • Lead (Pb) – 1000
  • Mercury (Hg) – 1000
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+) – 1000
  • Poly Brominated Byphenylis (PBB) – 1000
  • Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) – 1000

RoHS FAQ

 

Where can I find the latest information about Corvalent’s RoHS efforts?

Our site will be updated regularly with the latest information regarding our products and relevant RoHS information.

What RoHS compliant products are available from Corvalent?

Products that are RoHS compliant will be labeled as such on their individual product pages.

Will we be able to participate in a last time buy before our product is converted to RoHS compliant?

Yes. You will be notified when the SnPb (non-RoHS) versions of your products qualify for a last time buy.

Will RoHS compliance affect the cost of the product?

No, product pricing will not be affected.

How can I get assistance with my RoHS needs?